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07/19/2016-07/25/2016

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Mapping

  • BushmanK feels the need to explain the differences between tag values, value lists and separate keys.
  • HermannstadtGeographer tries to argue for mapping cell towers in OSM. Though not every comment likes his reasoning.
  • Kaxtillo points out (Spanisch) (automatic translation) the availability of Strava data for OSM mapping and Joost Schouppe explains how he utilizes these GPS traces to map forest trails.
  • Arun Ganesh summarizes the convention for multilingual name tagging in India.
  • [1] Grant Slater shows a picture of his high precision OpenStreetMap survey kit.

Community

  • The user HermannstadtGeographer announces the start of a laboratory for creating the Big Map of Sibiu , Romania and calls for volunteers.
  • Steve Coast looks for new challenges by finding a private chatroom for GIS professionals and experts, including the most highly ranked luminaries for only 99$. Update: Shortly before our release Steve Coast cancelled the project even though the funding goal had been reached.
  • Gregor MacLennan writes about Mapeo, a fork of the editor iD, which helps people in the Amazonas to map their neighbourhood.
  • PRX_MPK explains Facebook’s results of automatic detection of streets from aerial imagery.
  • Even though not mathematically correct or equivalent, Minh Nguyen’s compares our progressively ever more elaborately detailed mapping to fractals.
  • Skippern presents his homemade Mapillary camera mount for his car.
  • Mapillary reworked their user interface and the website’s viewer from ground up.
  • More than 40 Videos from State of the Map US 2016 available now. From twitter feedback, recommendations goes to: Katherine Maher from Wikipedia, Wikipedia Maps, OSM Past & Future from Alan McConchie, Field Papers from Lindsey Jacks, Portable OSM and OpenStreetView from Navicat
  • Clémence Maret (LaCroix)blogs (French) about Vincent, Vice President of the French OpenStreetMap association and his penchant for hydrant mapping. (Automatictranslation.
  • Maarten Deen believes that the formula 1 uses OSM data for their rainradar overlay. Several pictures confirm it’s true.

Imports

  • Maning Sambale reports about the progress of importing buildings in Los Angeles.

Humanitarian OSM

Maps

  • Mapzen shows on a map, which of its produced extracts get downloaded most often.

Open Data

  • After extensive research, the LabGIS, has compiled an extensive base of 587 links to free geographic data for viewing and download. This base is now open to the public and can be accessed by anyone.
  • Jan Erik Solem underlines Mapillary’s commitment to OpenStreetMap and open data.

Licences

  • On legal-talk there’s a thorough discussion, if the new hotel information and reservation feature in Maps.Me is compatible with the OSM license.

Software

  • GSoC student, Zabot shows his latest extensions to OSM2World.
  • A new version of Vespucci just arrived. However, due to problems with Google/Android, this version is only available via Github and not via Google’s play store.
  • Jennings Anderson presents his tool collection to analyse contributions to OpenStreetMap. These tools are created for the work of his PhD thesis. More details can be found in his user diary.
  • The editor OSM2Go got a patch to work with IDs larger than 32 bit.
  • Anita Graser publishes a CKAN-Browser-Plugin for QGIS that allows to access the CKAN-data of “Deutsche Bahn”. (via @underdarkGIS)

Programming

  • Rory McCann from the Geofabrik presents his port of the OSM-Carto style to vector tiles.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
Naviki Android 3.45.2 2016-07-20 Fixed: Google Cloud Messaging
Mapillary iOS 4.4.5 2016-07-21 Some fixes
Maps.me iOS 6.2.1 2016-07-22 Minor bug fixes, updated map data
OSRM Backend 5.3.0 2016-07-22 Many improvements and some fixes
Maps.me Android var 2016-07-25 Minor bug fixes, updated map data

provided by the OSM Software Watchlist

Did you know …

  • … Daniel Hänßgen’s tactile maps? The German newspaper “Die Welt” reported on this work from 2012. (Deutsch) (automatic translation). He also wrote a book based on his master’s thesis paperback book named “HaptOSM”.
  • … the first “Welcome Map” for refugees in Paris? CitizenPost writes (Französisch) about students Blandine Richard of the Sorbonne university, wo programmed a multilingual (5) map with their friends and who would like to develop it further. (Automatic translation)

OSM in the media

  • #MappingEcuador was a citizen initiative started in response to the earthquake disaster, where people from around the world added data to OpenStreetMap, that would help them not only in cases of natural disasters but also to get a better overview of the surrounding territory. Free maps were generated after the earthquake.
  • Volunteers work together to map neighborhoods and tell their stories.

Other “geo” things

Upcoming Events

Dónde Qué Fecha País
Tokyo ”’State of The Map Japan 2016”’ 06/08/2016 japan
Amagasaki みんなのサマーセミナー 06/08/2016 japan
Taipei Taipei Meetup, Mozilla Community Space 08/08/2016 taiwan
Essen ”’SommerCamp 2016”’ 12/08/2016-14/08/2016 germany
Ballerup OpenStreetMap 12th Anniversary 13/08/2016 denmark
Kyoto 京都国宝・浪漫マッピングパーティ:第2回 特別編 サントリー京都ビール工場、恵解山古墳、ねじりまんぽ 20/08/2016 japan
Bremen Mappingparty POI im Hackerspace Bremen 20/08/2016 germany
Bonn FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint 20/08/2016-22/08/2016 germany

Note: If you like to see your event here, please put it into the calendar. Only data which is there, will appear in weeklyOSM. Please check your event in our public calendar preview and correct it, where appropiate..

This weekly was produced by Laura Barroso, Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, Rogehm, derFred, jinalfoflia, mgehling.

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07/12/2016-07/18/2016

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Graphhopper is seeking help for coding as well as for translations [1]

Mapping

  • A discussion (Deutsch) is ongoing on the German mailing list whether mobile shops (e.g. a mobile takeway) should be mapped on OpenStreetMap or not. If yes, then how can such shops be tagged. (automatic translation)
  • The government of Ecuador has made available a TMS layer of aerial imagery for OpenStreetMap mappers so that they can use it to improve OSM’s data. (Spanisch)
  • #MapatonxGuapi generates geographical open data to control Malaria. Please join and start mapping. The project focuses on the layout of buildings, validation and creation of a complete transport network (roads) and identification of waterways and lakes of the Municipal head of Guapi, Cauca, Colombia. (Spanisch)
  • The tagging proposal for “education 2.0” by user Keder (as we reported in an earlier edition) is now open for voting.
  • Maarten Deen wonders about the newly emerged tag waterway=fairway.
  • Manohar Erikipati had a detailed look at the changes made by Maps.Me users and came to a conclusion that there are many edits which are constructive.

Community

  • User Ziltoidium asked a question on behalf of a Spanish user in the German forum regarding the Berlin Wall. Subsequent activities revived the largely vanished Wall.
  • Build your own OpenStreetMap Tile Server in Ubuntu 16.04, a step by step guide by Xiao Guoan.
  • Marcos Costales publishes an introduction on how to setup your own tileserver (for Europe) with only 120GB of disc space.
  • Our editor Jinal Foflia from weeklyOSM was interviewed as the “Mapper in the Spotlight”.
  • Just in case anyone had forgotten – Field mapping is so much fun!
  • As Pokémon Go is played in the real world, some were wondering about the source for the map data. Anita Lankinen asked about it on Spatineo’s blog and concludes it’s definitely not OSM based.
    Also in the OSM Talk mailing list, Pokémon Go and its consequences for OSM are the subject of discussion. One thing should be obvious though: Please don’t add Pokémon spots to OSM, unless you can add actually useful information about the POI itself.
  • Since the OSM Forum admin, Lambertus has been very hard to reach, people in the community are wondering if there’s another forum admin who can be contacted instead of him?
  • [1] Graphhopper is seeking help for coding as well as for translations.

Events

  • “Welcome To Germany – Building Bridges” is the motto of the FOSS4G in Bonn from August 24th till 26th. Please register before August 12th to get early bird advantages.
  • The International Open Data Conference, where the global community will discuss and debate about the future of open data, will happen in Madrid, Spain on October 6th and 7th, 2016. Pre-registration is open.

Humanitarian OSM

  • If you want to help HOT mapping efforts by preprocessing aerial imagery while you’re on the road, you can now use Mapswipe, so mappers can focus on the areas where there are actual features to map and where the imagery is useful (no clouds, sufficient resolution). You can download data beforehand and work with it while offline. The tutorial shows some examples, so that the “mapping”, as it is called there, too, can be carried out correctly.

Software

  • Gnome Maps suffers from the shutdown of MapQuest-Open. They are searching for alternatives which isn’t that easy as they have hardcoded URLs and they’d like to use maps that have English labels worldwide.

Programming

  • Inspired by Pokémon Go John Oram describes how to create a map in Pokémon Go style with Tangram.
  • Mapillary and Mapzen both report about their collaborative effort to match Mapillary data with OpenStreetMap with their tool called Meili. However, neither article evaluates the license-wise occurring problems due to OSM’s share-alike.
  • Nicola introduced the EU supported project i-locate which is dedicated to develop open standards and tools for indoor tracking, mapping and routing. It thereby tries to closely cooperate with OpenStreetMap.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
QGIS 2.16.0 2016-07-08 No infos
OpenStreetMap Carto Style 2.41.0 2016-07-12 No infos
Mapbox GL JS v0.21.0 2016-07-13 11 new features & improvements, 10 bug fixes
Naviki iOS 3.45 2016-07-13 Some improvements
Komoot iOS 8.2 2016-07-14 Some extensions and improvements
QMapShack Lin/Mac/Win 1.6.3 2016-07-15 No infos
Cruiser for Android 1.4.9 2016-07-16 SVG Graphics
Cruiser for Desktop 1.2.8 2016-07-16 No infos
Locus Map Free 3.18.4 2016-07-16 Bugfix release
osm2pgsql 0.90.1 2016-07-16 Maintainance release without new features
iD 1.9.7 2016-07-17 No infos
Mapillary iOS 4.4.3 2016-07-17 Some fixes
Naviki Android 3.45 2016-07-18 Some improvements

provided by the OSM Software Watchlist

Did you know …

  • … that Kartotherian is a vector tile server based on open-source Mapbox stack, developed by Wikimedia Foundation for use on Wikipedia.

Other “geo” things

  • Bicycling presents a new bike option from the German startup COBI for offline navigation using OpenStreetMap data.
  • The “Spiegel” reports (automatic translation) about changes of border rivers and the implications for the affected states.
  • SuperGIS with its latest version helps the user to integrate free online maps like OpenStreetMap.
  • Ian Grasshoff offers maps for 3D printing on Shapeways.
  • The Faroe Islands would like to get Google StreetView, too. So they started a petition and their own SheepView.

Upcoming Events

Dónde Qué Fecha País
Buenos Aires Geobirras en Bellagamba 22/07/2016 argentina
Seattle ”’State of The Map US 2016”’ 23/07/2016-25/07/2016 united states
Cerro de Pasco Mapping Raymi en Oxapampa 26/07/2016 perú
Tokyo ”’State of The Map Japan 2016”’ 06/08/2016 japan
Ballerup OpenStreetMap 12th Anniversary 13/08/2016 danmark

Note: If you like to see your event here, please put it into the calendar. Only data which is there, will appear in weeklyOSM. Please check your event in our public calendar preview and correct it, where appropiate..

This weekly was produced by Hakuch, Laura Barroso, Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, Rogehm, SrrReal, TheFive, derFred, escada, jinalfoflia, malenki, stephan75, widedangel.